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Joshua 1 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible
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The Lord appoints Joshua to succeed Moses.

Joshua had attended upon Moses. He who was called to honour, had been long used to business. Our Lord Jesus took upon him the form of a servant. Joshua was trained up under command. Those are fittest to rule, who have learned to obey. The removal of useful men should quicken survivors to be the more diligent in doing good. Arise, go over Jordan. At this place and at this time the banks were overflowed. Joshua had no bridge or boats, and yet he must believe that God, having ordered

the people over, would open a way. (Jos 1:5-9)

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